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Pieces of After Eight is a new, fast-paced comedy musical.
Imagine . . . there you are in the lobby of the Seaview Hotel in modern-day England, enjoying a positively anorexic latte when in walks a group of pirates. The sarcastic and acid-tongued owner, James Riddell, gives them board and lodging while they pursue their quest to look for treasure, hidden at the hotel. Daniel, the pirate captain, clearly not cut out for anything more blood thirsty than a bout of good-natured arm wrestling, catches the eye of the Riddell’s adopted niece, the pretty-but-dim, Samantha. Pru Riddell, her marriage to James on the wane, becomes mortified at the prospect of losing her precious niece.
Andy Wilkins reviews the Hutton Players’ production of Out Of Order
The RSC announces the 14 UK Amateur Groups cast in A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Play for the Nation
Seaty is a new, free ticketing program made for amateur groups
Beverley Musical Theatre based in Yorkshire are performing Singin’ In The Rain
Arts On The Move needs readers to review its one act plays, written for young performers
The Rose Playhouse based in London is holding its third Readathon
Chelmsford Theatre Workshop based in Essex are performing Earthquakes In London
The Athelstan Players have won through to the prestigious English Final of the All England Theatre Festival.
In June, The Welfare in Ystradgynlais will be the place to see the best of amateur theatre in Wales